Yesterday we drove out the the Kiserian area in the Longido District with Nick & Heidi. They are with YWAM here and are working with the Maasai in this area.
I have found where we went on Google maps (I think).
After leaving our van at Engikaret, we all piled into a safari vehicle to drive further into the bush.
Nick and Hailey caught a ride on a pikipiki (motorbike) as the car was full.
Nick in the distance on the bike
Amazingly, he spotted a baby leopard tortoise on the road as we were driving along, and stopped to pick it up. The little creature kept the kids amused for hours - especially Hannah.
Maddie, Hannah, Heidi & Nolan with the tortoise
At Kiserian Nick met with local Maasai and some officials from Arusha about the building of a school in the area, while we waited and were given tea.
Heidi & Nolan
meeting taking place
Maasai women waiting for lessons to begin
hot chai - a very sweet, smokey drink
We joined Nick as he taught an English speaking lesson, and his colleague Eliah as he taught a Swahili reading & writing lesson.
the old church building now used as a classroom for the language lessons
the new church building used for lessons during the week
Andrew and I were able to give the students a solar light each. Thank you again to friends who made this possible.
wating to use the toilet - built by Nick for those who don't like to pee behind a tree
random photo of a dead bird our driver clipped in place on his windscreen??
After the lessons we went to the local pastor's boma to have lunch.
the gates to the boma - last week a leopard rushed in as the thorn gate was removed early in the morning and snatched a goat
a view of Mt Meru driving from Kiserian to Engikaret
It was a great day. Such a privilege to see the work that friends are doing here in Tanzania.